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400/220/132 KV substation layout

The first step towards the design of a 400/220/132 KV substation is to determine the load that the substation has to cater and develop it accordingly. The substation is responsible for catering bulk power to various load centres distributed all around through 220 KV and 132 KV substations.

Construction & electrical design of 400/220/132 KV power substation
Construction & electrical design of 400/220/132 KV power substation

The substation is fed 1316 MW power from 3 generating stations A,B,C through 400 KV single circuit lines working at around 87% loading. The power is received on 400 KV busbar (double main and transfer bus scheme).

636 MW power is dispatched to a 400 KV substation ‘a’ catering an area having diversity factor 1.1 through 400 KV double circuit lines working at 70% loading.

The remaining 680 MW is fed to three 315 MVA (3×105 MVA units) autotransformers working at an average 80% loading and 0.9 power factor. The 315 MVA transformers step down the voltage from 400 KV to 220 KV. 6% of the input power 680 MW i.e. around 40 MW power is lost in the transformers.

The rest i.e.640 MW is fed to the 220 KV busbar (double main and transfer bus scheme). To increase the reliability of the system the 220 KV busbar is also fed from 2 other substations.

A single circuit line from station E working at 68% loading supplies 85 MW while a double circuit line from station D working at 70% loading supplies 175 MW power to the busbar. This ensures continuity of supply to certain extent even when an entire 315 MVA transformer unit fails to operate.

Thus total incoming power on 220 KV bus is (640+175+85) 900 MW.

From the 220 KV bus two 220 KV single circuit lines are drawn at 90% loading to supply power to 220KV substations ‘b’and ‘c’ working at a diversity factor of 1.35 to cater 112.5 MW each.

400/220/132 KV substation single line diagram
400/220/132 KV substation single line diagram (click to expand SLD)

Three 220 KV double circuit lines working at 80% loading feeds substations ‘d’, ’e’, ’f’ working at a diversity factor of 1.35 to meet a demand of 200 MW each. The remaining 288 MW is fed to three 160 MVA autotransformers working at an average 75% loading and 0.8 power factor.

The 160 MVA transformers step down the voltage from 220 KV to 132 KV. 6% of the input power 288 MW i.e. around 17 MW power is lost in the transformers. The rest i.e.271 MW is fed to the 132 KV busbar(double main bus scheme).

To increase the reliability of the system the 132 KV busbar is also fed from another substation.

Double main and auxiliary busbar arrangement
Double main and auxiliary busbar arrangement

A 132 KV double circuit line working at 54% loading delivers 54 MW power to the 132 KV bus. This arrangement similar to the one for 220 KV bus and ensures that the substation is not inconvenienced to a great extent if somehow a 160 MVA transformer goes out.

Total incoming power on 132 KV bus is (271+54) 325 MW. From the 132 KV bus five 220 KV double circuit lines working at 90% loading feeds substations ‘g’, ’h’, ’i’, ’j’, ’k’ working at a diversity factor of 1.45 to meet a demand of 90 MW each.

After dispatching 310 MW power, the remaining 15 MW power available from 132 KV bus is stepped down using 132/33 KV and 33/0.415 KV two winding transformers. This power is used for auxiliary purposes like pumping, lighting, ac and ventilation purposes within the substation to ensure its smooth functioning.

To compensate for any reactive power deficit or to balance excess reactive power of lightly loaded lines Static VAR Compensators (SVCs) are used.

Title:400/220/132 kV power substation construction and electrical design – Aritra Banerjee
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